Police called over mock guillotine protest aimed at Premier Ford
The OPP has been asked to investigate after protesters brought what appeared to be a mock bloody guillotine to the front lawn of Queen’s Park.
Children, Community and Social Services Minister Lisa MacLeod said the demonstrators went far beyond what’s acceptable political protest, calling their display disrespectful and cruel.
“That is not respectable dialogue; that is not peaceful protest,” MacLeod said Thursday.
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Man arrested for uttering threats at event attended by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
A man was arrested for uttering threats at a Mississauga fundraising event attended Wednesday by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the RCMP said in a statement posted by Peel Region police.
… “As per the rules, when making a citizen arrest, when there are cops in the vicinity you have to notify them first. So, when he got out of his vehicle he went and notified the cops and what his intentions were, and immediately they arrested him. They said he was being charged with threatening the prime minister,” Long said.
I guess no one is allowed to grope the Groper? Had protesters shown up with a bloody guillotine and mock decapitated Trudeau rest assured it would be featured across Liberal Party media outlets ad nauseam and all conservatives and their family members, including pets living or deceased would be tarred as complicit, violent white supremacists. Prior to the Ford government’s announcement that they had notified the police I only saw coverage of the mock Ford decapitation in the Sun. I doubt that’s because other news outlets “missed it”.
Would a warning and request he keep his distance have been a more appropriate course of action for the “citizen’s arrest of Trudeau” subject? Maybe the police have their hands tied in such circumstances involving the PM’s security and are required to act with the full force of the law at the first hint of “trouble”.
Personally I think the guillotine stunt is just protest theatre but as always the familiar double standard is evident. If Andrew Scheer can be denounced as a white supremacist enabler simply for breathing the air in the vicinity of parliament hill then surely all union members and the NDP and Liberal parties of Ontario must be bloodthirsty terrorist beheaders. That’s how it works right?